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Economic impact of Boko Haram in Northeast now $9bn – Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, says the economic impact of Boko Haram activities in the North East is estimated at $9 billion (N274.5b).

Troops storm UN building in search for arms in Maiduguri

Residents of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, woke up to a disturbing news about soldiers invading a United Nations building.

PCA urges increased advocacy on national gender policy

The President, Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, has called for more advocacy on the National Gender Policy aimed at promoting 35 per cent affirmative action for women in all governance processes.

Buhari’s govt won’t gag the media – Presidency

The Presidency has reassured that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration would not muzzle the media.

Hajj: NASCO sponsors 3 loyal customers to Saudi Arabia

The NASCO Group of Companies has sponsored three of its loyal customers to this year’s Muslim Pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, as a mark of appreciation for their patronage.

How Nigeria can exit recession – Obi

Former Anambra governor, Mr. Peter Obi, has identified aggressive savings, diversification of economy through manufacturing and investment in education as what Nigeria needs to get out the current economic recession and turn its economy around.

Less than 60 people decide Nigeria’s fortune – Utomi

A renowned political economist, Prof. Pat Utomi, on Thursday, said less than 60 persons had been determining Nigeria’s fortunes for the past 51 years, noting that elections into public offices were merely ceremonial.

Anti-Igbo song, declaration of war – Ohanaeze

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has described the quit notice given to the Igbo by the Arewa youths as a call for the dissolution of Nigeria.

NOA, NACA partner to halt spread of HIV, AIDS

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) says it will partner with National Agency for Control of Aids (NACA) to strategise and stop the scourge of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) at the grassroots.

Why Nigeria must be restructured – Anyaoku

Former Commonwealth Secretary-General, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, has called for the restructuring of the country, in order to tackle the challenges the country currently faces in many sectors.

Borno records 1 suspected Lassa fever case

Mr Haruna Mshelia, the Borno State Commissioner for Health, on Thursday said that one suspected case of Lassa fever was reported in the state.

New den uncovered in Lagos not for ritualist – Police

The Commissioner in charge of the Lagos State Police Command, Fatai Owoseni, has said the den uncovered in Ile Zik, Ikeja on Thursday was not being operated by ritualistic as suspected.

Sharia nearly consumed Nigeria – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has ​recalled how his handling of the sharia law​ averted disaster ​in​ Nigeria.

128 Nigerian deportees return from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency on Thursday received 128 stranded Nigerians who voluntarily returned to the country from Libya.

Benue govt denies alleged plan to sack workers

Benue State Government yesterday denied that it was planning to downsize its workforce.

Boko Haram attacks Adamawa, kills scores, destroys 60 houses

Many people were feared dead on Thursday in a fresh attack by Boko Haram Islamists on Ghumbili community in the Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

Group demands release of Henry Okah, others

The Convener of the Niger Delta People’s Congress, Chief Mike Loyibo, has called for the release of Henry Okah and several others incarcerated in connection with October 1, 2010 Abuja bombings.

AGF directs Customs boss to reinstate retired comptroller

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has directed the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali (retd.), to comply with the judgment of the Supreme Court that ordered the reinstatement of a retired Comptroller, Abdullahi Gusau.

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